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Guingamp deepen Monaco’s woes

Guingamp thrashed outgoing champions Monaco 3-1 as the visitors failed to recover from losing Radamel Falcao in the warm-up and Jemerson to a red card.

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Metz and Caen share points

FC Metz and SM Caen played out a 1-1 draw on Saturday that leaves the struggling duo still in the thick of the fight for Ligue 1 Conforama survival.

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Balotelli thanks Nice fans for ‘two amazing years’

Mario Balotelli has thanked OGC Nice fans for “two amazing years” but the Italy striker has not yet said goodbye to the Ligue 1 Conforama side.

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Ronaldinho confident for Neymar comeback

Ronaldinho has tipped Neymar Jr to come back strongly from his broken foot and expects the Paris Saint-Germain superstar to play a central role in Brazil’s FIFA World Cup challenge.

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Week 34 reactions: Genesio ‘Focus on Marseille and third’

Bruno Genesio told his Olympique Lyonnais team to concentrate on keeping ahead of Olympique de Marseille in their bid to qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League after Friday’s 5-2 win at Dijon FCO.

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Ten-man Nantes pegged back by Rennes

Nantes’ winless run against Rennes was extended to nine Ligue 1 Conforama matches as Claudio Ranieri’s side paid the price for Emiliano Sala being sent off in a 1-1 draw.

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Five-star OL score for fun

Olympique Lyonnais made it six Ligue 1 Conforama wins in a row as they swept past Dijon 5-2 to boost their chances of finishing third – or better – in the table.

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Paris left to chase records with title won

Having secured the Ligue 1 Conforama title in style last weekend, Paris Saint-Germain are now looking to break records as they head to Girondins de Bordeaux on Sunday evening.

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MEDIA GUIDE: Week 34

For the most comprehensive English-language guide to the weekend’s matches, check out ligue1.com’s Media Guide, with match-by-match press kits and the newsletter – a one-stop guide to the top footballing news from France.

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Toko Ekambi: ‘Hard work is paying off!’

With 17 goals and four assists to his name, Karl Toko Ekambi is currently sitting comfortably just behind the likes of Neymar and Radamel Falcao in the Ligue 1 scoring charts.
The Cameroon international is in the form of his life.

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SM Caen-Toulouse FC set for April 25

Toulouse’s postponed Ligue 1 Conforama Week 33 trip to Caen will now be played on Wednesday, April 25 at 18:45 CET.

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Genesio: ‘Focusing on fight with Marseille’

Monaco’s humiliation at Paris Saint-Germain last week has opened the door for a thrilling fight for second. Olympique Lyonnais boss Bruno Genesio, however, says his focus is on securing third ahead of Olympique de Marseille.

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Top three goal for Marseille with Lille in town

Olympique de Marseille will seek to add to LOSC Lille’s troubles and pick up three points in Saturday’s Week 34 encounter at the Stade Orange Vélodrome to ensure they remain in the hunt for a top-three finish.

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Balotelli set for Nice clash with Montpellier

Mario Balotelli is in the squad for OGC Nice’s European six-pointer against Montpellier Hérault SC at the Allianz Riviera on Sunday after recovering from illness.

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Balotelli to miss Nice clash with Montpellier

Mario Balotelli is expected to miss OGC Nice’s European six-pointer against Montpellier Hérault SC at the Allianz Riviera on Sunday due to illness.

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Memphis Depay revelling in life at Lyon

Memphis Depay is playing some of the best football of his career right now, but has admitted he had wondered “if Lyon had bought the right player” as he struggled to adapt to life in France.

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